Aiming to be the ‘S-Class’ of the EV world, the EQS offers the longest range of any EV on sale today, as well as an impressive array of technology.
Launching with a single ‘EQS 450+’, it combines a 329bhp electric motor with a huge 108kWh battery that allows for a seriously impressive 453 miles of electric range. It’s also able to charge at up to 200kW, which means that – using the quickest electric car chargers – its massive battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in around half an hour. Mercedes says that equates to 186 miles of range being added in just 15 minutes.
Prices for the EQS start from a steep £99,995 for an AMG Line model, with standard equipment including 20-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof. Leather upholstery and 12.3-inch touchscreen and digital dial display of the same size.
AMG Line Premium costs from £106,995, and adds larger 21-inch alloy wheels, along with 360-and Burmester sound system.
For £113,995 you can have either the AMG Line Premium Plus or Luxury models. The Premium Plus brings a head-up display, remote parking functionality and a gesture-controlled touchscreen setup.The Luxury adds the same equipment but instead of the AMG Line’s sportier look, adds comfort seats, a heated steering wheel and real wooden interior inserts.
Right at the top of the range is the Executive Luxury trim, which builds on the Luxury with its Nappa leather upholstery and massaging and climate-controlled seats, costing from £120,995.
There are two key options to be aware of too. The first is the ‘MBUX Hyperscreen;, which merges multiple displays behind one curved screen measuring a huge 141cm wide, and is priced from £7,995. A ‘Rear Luxury Lounge’ package is also available for £3,995 on Executive Luxury versions, and adds electric and massaging rear seats and a central armrest in the back with wireless charging and an Android tablet.
The Mercedes EQS is on sale now, with first deliveries expected at the end of 2021.